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VIETNAM




Over 1000 images give an excellent idea of both ancient and modern Vietnam and its people, both traditional and contemporary. From the Ancient to the Early Modern periods its art showed the influences of Indian traders in the south and of Chinese traders in the north. During the Medieval period its ceramics were traded all around the world, even appearing in Portugal. In the portfolio on Warfare, its modern artists illustrate their reactions of the Vietnam war (or a they call it, the American War). The war is illustrated by artists from both sides, as well as by documentary photographers.

Vietnam Survey 185 images

Vietnamese Ancient Life and Art 326 images

Vietnamese Religion, Tombs & Palaces 373 images

Vietnamese Traditional People and Environment 254 images

Vietnamese Modern Life & Environment 305 images

Warfare: Vietnam 241 images



VIENNA




Explore the treasures of Vienna: the city itself, the architecture and sculpture of St. Stephen's Cathedral, the fabulous treasures of the Hapsburgs in the Schatzkammer, and the magnificent paintings of the great collections of the Kunsthistorische Museum.

Vienna: The City and its History 421 images

Vienna St. Stephen's Cathedral 143 images

Vienna Schatzkammer Treasures 98 images

Vienna Kunsthistorische Museum Vienna Kunsthistorische Museum 546 images

What's New at WorldImages October 2011



This issue of What's New concentrates on Northern Europe. Trips to Berlin, Antwerp and Munich and the Getty have added many images to our 16th and 17th century Flemish portfolios as well as a new portfolio on Hitler, Nazis, and National Socialism.

FLEMISH ART:
The 16th century portfolios contain Northern Mannerists as well as well known artists like Bosch and Brueghel, While the 17th century portfolios include arts like Van Dyck and Jordans and an incredible collection of over 360 works and details by Rubens. Check out the following portfolios:

Netherlandish/Flemish 16th century Painting A-G: 573 images
Netherlandish/Flemish 16th century Painting H-Z: 377 images
Flemish 17th century Painting & Graphics A-Q: 389 images
Flemish 17th century Painting & Graphics R-Z: 492 images


HITLER, NAZIS & NATIONAL SOCIALISM
Over 170 images are included in this portfolio which illustrate Hitler's rise in Munich, techniques used to spread the doctrines of National Socialism, burning of the books in Berlin, the exhibition of Degenerate Art, and the concentration camps. Also included are some of the works from artists making fun of Hitler's pretensions. See
Hitler, Nazis & National Socialism: 176 images

What's New at WorldImages December 2010



NEW INTERFACE FOR WORLDIMAGES (http://worldimages.sjsu.edu)
We have changed the interface by filling out the Browse feature to make it easier to find what you are looking for, and put more student and faculty examples of how Worldimages can be used on the front page. You can check the Creative Commons license for free use of web images and learn how to purchase high resolution images at a nominal cost.
FROM PAKISTAN TO CHINA: New Images & New Portfolios:
The ancient Kushans ruled Pakistan and portions of Central Asia in the early centuries of the Common Era, including areas conquered by Alexander the Great such as Bactria. The 379 images from the portfolio Kushan & Bactrian Central Asia, India & Pakistan Kushan & Bactrian Central Asia illustrate early Buddhist imagery both as influenced by the Greeks & Romans and the native styles . In addition to the monasteries along the Silk Route, many of the images are from Pakistani museums.
Explore over 170 images of Pakistani People and Environment including the Tribal Areas and beautiful Swat Valley before the current destructive fighting began.
Additional images have been added to Mongolian Art & Life ,for a total of 355, including a special traveling exhibition put together by Gankhuyag Natsag.
A trip along the Silk Route in Xinjiang province in Western China resulted in an introduction The Silk Route Then and Now(225 images) , as well as sets of images in portfolios showing the ancient cities and monasteries and their contents in Xinjiang Archaeological Sites (173 images). These include frescos taken by the Germans from Bezeklik and Kizil. Chinese Buddhist Art shows 487 images, while the 253 images shown in Chinese Islamic Life & Art , include a 15th century mosque in Xian that is designed like a Ming garden. Images illustrating the controversial rebuilding of Kashgar is found in the portfolio Kashgar: Old and New, (197 images) which shows the Muslim Uyghurs and their mosques, the famous Sunday Market, and the modern city.
Many Chinese images have been added, and new portfolio were organized by dynasty and time period:
Chinese History (120 total images)
Chinese Prehistoric Art (118 records)
Shang and Zhou Dynasties (208 images)
Qin Dynasty (153 images)
Han Dynasty (329images)
Six Dynasties, Wei, Lian, and Warring States (119 images)
Tang & Sui Dynasties (634 images)
Song, Liao, Jin & Five Dynasties (167 images)
Yuan & Ming Dynasties (392 images)
Qing Dynasty (196 images)
Chinese 20th Century Art and Life (185 images)
Chinese Philosophy & Scholarship(68 images)

Dr. Kathleen Cohen
Director CSU IMAGE Project
School of Art and Design
San Jose State University
San Jose CA 95192-0089
Kathleen.Cohen@sjsu.edu
http://worldimages.sjsu.edu


WorldImages Selected by Library of Congress. We are proud to announce that WorldImages has been selected by the Library of Congress for inclusion in its historic collections of Internet materials for use by researchers as well as making our materials available on their website.
We continue to add images and organize them for your use, and now have almost 80,000. This edition of What's New concentrates on Vienna and on Southern India.

VIENNA. In Vienna we have created portfolios on the city itself, with 275 images; 143 images of the Cathedral of St. Stephan; 99 images of treasures from the Schatzkammer; and551 images from the magnificent collection of fine arts from the Kunsthistorische Museum. To see them click the links below.

Vienna: The City and its History 421
Vienna Cathedral of St. Stephen 143
Vienna Schatzkammer Treasures 98
Vienna Kunsthistorische Museum 548

SOUTHERN INDIA. Southern India is rich in its color, its people and its temples. The Survey of South India will introduce you to them, and the other portfolios will allow you to study them in greater depth. We include some images from North India in the appropriate categories. To see them click the links below.

Indian Survey of South India 190
Indian People 231
Indian Environment 271
Indian Prehistory & Indus Valley Civilization 80
India: Portuguese to the British Raj 216
Indian Christianity & Judaism 169
Indian Jains 91
Indian 20th Century 217
Indian Dance, Rituals & Festivals 125
Indian Folk & Popular Arts 124
Indian Applied Arts & Design 108
Indian Painting 231
Hinduism 86
Indian Delhi Sultanate & Mughal 143
Indo-Pakistani and Central Asian Buddhist Art 382
Indian Kushan, Gupta & Post-Gupta 279
Indian Pallava & Pala Dynasties 205
Indian Chola & Chandela Dynasties 458
Indian Chalukya & Rastrakuta Dynasties 410
Indian Hindu & Ganga Dynasties 166
Indian Hoysala Dynasty 354
Indian Shunga, Mauryan & Andhra Dynasties 115
Indian Vijayanagara & Nayak Dynasties 364


If you are interested in licensing high resolution images for displaying in class or for use in publication contact: Dr. Kathleen Cohen cohen@email.sjsu.edu
Cohen Art History Courses


NEW IMAGES December 2009:
We have added over 400 new images and have organized some new portfolios as we broaden the topics you can use for your teaching. We have just been informed that the Criminal Justice Department from Sonoma is using one of our images, Reginald Marsh's "Hauptman Must Die" as background for their departmental website. See what you can find to use on your website! You can go to the WorldImages site to see the 75,000 images on a variety of subjects that are free for educational use: http://Worldimages.sjsu.edu

We feature two portfolios on MONEY AND FINANCE: Ancient and Medieval with 228 images including many beautiful coins, and 168 images from the Renaissance to Modern times, and a new portfolio on POWER, ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS contains 140 images from past and present of wind, water, coal, gas, oil, atomic and solar power.

This issue of What's New adds a new city, BUDAPEST with some 200 images of the city and its people.

Many Jewish images have been added , and the JEWS & JUDAISM section has been reorganized into three portfolios: Ancient to Medieval with 191 images; 16th to 19th Century with 248 images which include the spectacular synagogue from Budapest that was restored thanks to the efforts of Tony Curtis; and the 20th Century section which contains 270 images, including illustrations of the holocaust, its suffering and its memorials. There are 18 views of the new Jewish Museum in Berlin by Daniel Liebeskind as well as many images from the Jewish Museum of Budapest.

You can access the new portfolios by clicking below:

Budapest

Money and Finance: Ancient and Medieval

Money and Finance: Renaissance to Modern times

Power, Energy & Environmental Concerns

Jews & Judaism: Ancient to Medieval

Jews & Judaism: 16th-19th Centuries

Jews & Judaism: 20th CenturyNEW IMAGES August 2009:
We have added several thousand images in a variety of areas, but we want to highlight the new portfolio on immigration, which includes the Statue of Liberty-the symbol of hope, touching portraits of immigrants, charts, turn-of-the-century anti-immigrant cartoons and some comments by contemporary artists on the theme of immigration.

American History: Immigration: Beacon to the World 94

We have expanded our Native American offerings with images from many museums, including the beautiful new Native American Museum in Washington D.C. They are organized by region, and images if the museum itself is included with Native American Representations. Check out the following:

Native American: Paleo-Indian & Archaic 56

Native American: Eastern 204

Native American: Great Plains 253

Native American: Pacific Coast & Alaska 196

Native American: Southwestern 221

Native American: Representations & Museum 288




We keep adding images , and Worldimages now has over 72,000 that are available free of charge for educational use.

Circus Images: After a trip to Sarasota Florida, the home of Barnum and Bailey, we have added many images to portfolio of Clowns, Circuses and Acrobats.

Islamic Manuscripts: We have added 100 images from Islamic manuscripts . Check them out on Islamic Painting.

Japanese Images: Over 1500 images have been added to our Japanese offerings. Perhaps the most unusual are images of Kyoto residents in a historical parade celebrating the 1400th anniversary of the founding of the city. Check the portfolios below to compare the Japanese from the past with those of the present, and to explore exquisite Japanese gardens. See the magnificent castles and shrines and amazing farm houses and houses of the samurai. You will be surprised at how much modern California homes have been influenced by 17th century samurai houses! Look at the expressive masks used in traditional Japanese theater and the elegant designs used in their traditional crafts.
Japanese Applied Arts 256

Japanese Gardens 128

Japanese Graphics 193

Japanese Houses and Palaces 222

Japanese Painting 530

Japanese People: Historical to Modern 357

Japanese Sculpture 208

Japanese Temples and Shrines 319

Japanese Theatre 128

LARGE IMAGES FOR SALE:
Although our power-point sized images can still be freely downloaded for educational use, we have responded to suggestions that we sell larger images that many feel will project better in lecture halls. We begin with sets of non-western images. Click the Large Images for Sale icon on the opening page for further details.

COURSE MATERIALS:
We are highlighting portfolios of images especially selected for particular courses.

The California Educational Standards contains sets meeting the Social Science standards for the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th,and 10th grades.

Elementary School Art & Science contains two modules, one on Art on Walls and the other Horses in Science through Art by Dr. Karen Reynolds.

The Web of Art provides 17 units of a World Culture course, with images, lectures, study guide and discussion questions.

Art Studio Core Courses contains images that illustrate concepts and terms presented in the basic studio art courses.

Art and Architecture Surveys and CIELO present images that are used in the core Art History surveys, both western and non-western.
We have added images from a number of major American museums as well as images from Berlin, China, Oman, Tanzania , and Zanzibar. The images have been integrated into various portfolios based on Nationality and Media, but you can find them separately by following the directions below. Questions have been added to the Web of Art Culture course modules and images have been selected to meet the 7th grade California standards.

Kansas City Museum: 595
The collection includes a broad sampling of the museum's excellent collection of images from America, Europe, Asia and the Ancient Mediterranean world. Among them are 100 images of American paintings, 94 Chinese images, 50 Japanese, 50 Native American and Pre-Columbian images, and 60 Indian/Pakistani images. To find them type the following into the Quick search box: kans

Boston: 580
The Boston museum has a very strong collect which includes 191 American and British paintings, 132 works from the ancient world by Greek, Romans , Mesopotamians, Leventines, Egyptians, and Iranians. The strong Asian collection includes 51 works from China, 11 from Vietnam, 4 Korean and 45 Japanese. To find them type the following into the Quick search box: bost

Massachusetts: 106
The images from Massachusetts include American architecture as well as works of art which highlight the whaling background of the area, including American, British, Dutch and Japanese whalers. To find them type the following into the Quick search box: whale
Or See the Fishing & Whaling portfolio.

Baltimore: 739
Baltimore has some fine collections and among the 739 images are large collections of American , French, Italian, German, and Netherlandish painting s. There is a good Byzantine collection and 72 Pre-Columbian and Native American works. To find them type the following into the Quick search box: balt

New Orleans: 176
This collection includes almost 40 images taken by New Orleans residents of the results of hurricane Katrina and a large selection of images from the New Orleans Museum of Art. Among the later are 22 mages from Sub-Saharan African, 29 Pre-Columbian & Native American works 16 Chinese images and 45 images of European & American paintings. To find them type the following into the Quick search box: norl Or See the New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina portfolio.

Berlin: 1144
1144 images from Berlin have been added, including the following areas: Ancient (174); 19th Century(123); Jewish museum (77) and the Ethnic museum (3490. Particularly noteworthy are the 421 images from the Berlin history museum. Soon we will add 432 images from the various Fine Arts museums . To see the ancient images type the following into the Quick search box: bera To see the 19th c images type the following into the Quick search box: bern To see the jewish images type the following into the Quick search box: berj To see the history images type the following into the Quick search box: berh or look for the German and Austrian History portfolios.

China: 258
258 new Chinese images have been added: Sonoma state has contributed 152 images by Bob Fisher the Buddhist caves of Longmen and Yungang To find them type the following into the Quick search box: chif And we have added 106 new images of Chinese ceramics & techniques. To find them type the following into the Quick search box: chc02

Oman: 763
Some 763 images from Oman have been added which include many of people and the environment. Among the architecture images are many of fortifications all over the country and images of the amazingly beautiful Great Mosque of Muscat. To find them type the following into the Quick search box: oman

East Africa: Zanzibar & Tanzania: 667
Zanibar was a crossroad for trade from India, China, the Middle East and Europe. It was also a center for the slave trade. Its art and architecture shows the influences of all of these factors. Many of the images in the portfolio of Africa and the World come from this area. To find them type the following into the Quick search box: zanz Or look at the following Portfolios: East African Art and Design244
East African People and Environment 244
East African Architecture183


WORLD CULTURE COURSE
We are presenting a full course of Art and Culture known as the Web of Art that is useful as a college or advance placement course or for self-study. Each unit is intended to comprise a week of study. We start with the first 5 units of a total of 15, each with images, lecture text, a study guide, and review questions. Others will be added, as they are finished.
Web of Art 01: Introduction. Why People Make Art. 57
Web of Art 02: Prehistoric Beginnings 71
Web of Art 03: Ancient Empires 79
Web of Art 04: China 63
Web of Art 05: The Hero Meets the Goddess 76
Web of Art 06: Athens & Rome 83
Web of Art 07: Persians, Greeks, Romans & Indians 70
Web of Art 08: Religions of Rome 65
Web of Art 09: Islam 71
Web of Art 10: Buddhism 64
Web of Art 11: Dance of Life 78
Web of Art 12: The Dark Ages: Nomads, Barbarians & Revival 75
Web of Art 13: Those who Fight; Those who Pray; Those who Work 71
Web of Art 14: The Gothic Search for Transcendence 78
Web of Art 15: African Interactions 79
Web of Art 16: Pre-Columbian World: Art & the Sacred Landscape 88
Web of Art 17: Transformations Masks and Shamans 59

AFRICA
Additional materials have been added to our African section, primarily from Tanzania and Zanzibar. Zanzibar, an important center of trade is particular interesting because of the mixture of peoples and cultures from mainland Africa, India and Oman. See:
East African Art and Design 244
East African People and Environment 230
East African Architecture 183

Africa and the World This collection brings together objects illustrating the important early trade with the Indians, the Arabs and the Chinese; the arrival of the Europeans as explorers, traders, missionaries and conquerors; and the struggles for independence. Africa and the World266

DWARFS AND THE DISABLED have been depicted in the art of many cultures including African, Egyptian, Pre-Columbian, European and America. In 17th century Spain it was fashionable for nobles to have dwarfs as attendants. Pre-Columbian artists depicted hunchbacks, and cripples were sometimes depicted pushing themselves on little platforms. Dwarfs and the Disabled 76

HUNTING AND FISHING have long been favorite human activities, at first from necessity and then as a sport. Hunting of large animals and falconing were often reserved for the nobility. Fishermen pursued their prey in streams, lakes and oceans, and hunting the great whales that provided oil took whalers all over the world. Artists depicted all their activities. Hunting212
Fishing and Whaling78

Christianity, like other religions, honors special people; the Roman Catholic Church venerates them as saints. Saints were depicted in the art of the medieval period up to the present day. This portfolio presents many of them, primarily from Europe but from some other areas as well. Christian Saints 210

--Kathleen Cohen, Director Image Project


GLOBAL VISION
Global Vision: Lanier Graham, the Gallery Director from California State East Bay, is sharing an exhibition that he created which brings together images from around the world into a comprehensive and related whole. He has added an excellent commentary:
Diversity always has been at the heart of our exhibition program.  We have exhibited the traditional art Africa, Asia, and the Americas, as well as modern work from Europe and the United States.  However, this is the first time we have been able to evoke in one exhibition the rich diversity of humanity as a whole.    To see art from all around the world is something people usually go to large museums to experience.  This exhibition is a rare opportunity for our students to see a concentrated survey of "World Art" in a single gallery.  Included are works of exceptional quality from every major era of Art History: Prehistoric, Ancient, Medieval, Modern, and Contemporary.   The focus of the selection is Africa, Asia, and the modern tradition in Europe and the United States.  A future exhibition will feature Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Minoan, Greek, Roman, Medieval and Renaissance art, as well as the traditional art of North America, Mesoamerica, and South America. In this exhibition are examples from the tribal world, as well as from Japan, China, Southeast Asia, India, Tibet, and West Asia.  Highlights include a wall of powerful African masks worn by both men and women, shamanic carvings from New Guinea, a major group of Chinese sculpture starting with the neolithic period and continuing through the Shang, Chou, Han, Tang, and Sung Dynasties, as well as famous prints of the 19th-century by Hokusai and Hiroshige, and calligraphy by Zen teachers such as Bunsho roshi and Suzuki roshi.  Other Asian masterpieces include a dynamic Shiva Nataraja from India, ancient Gandhara Buddhas, a luminous Walking Buddha from Thailand, and an elaborate Tibetan altar. From the modern era in Europe and the United States are works by Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cassatt, Gauguin, Cézanne, Kandinsky, Marc, Dix, Nolde, Matisse, Picasso, Braque, Dali, Duchamp, Ernst, Miro, Magritte, Arp, Tanning, Sommer, Michels, Conner, Pollock, de Kooning, Motherwell and Frankenthaler, as well as contemporary work by Rauschenberg, Johns, Bearden, Warhol, Lichtenstein, Indiana, Chagoya, Hernandez, and Kruger. There are over 100 original works on display, as well as a number of replicas to stimulate comparative study.  The exhibition is a striking vision of humanity's extraordinary diversity and spiritual strength, from the time of our tribal ancestors to the present.  We are grateful to the Institute for Aesthetic Development, a charitable trust devoted to visual education, for these loans from its teaching collection of World Art.
Lanier Graham, Director, University Art Gallery, CSUEB         
Note: You will notice that a few of the art works have a symbol which says "Art Work not Available." Although we do not have permission to display the images on the web we included the related text so that you could see their place in the exhibition.
Select: Gobal Vision 106


ALGERIA
Algeria: Over 1300 images of Algeria have been added, images which include Prehistoric paintings from the southern desert of Tassili; Berbers and Tuaregs; premier Roman sites like Timgad and Hippo Regius, the home of St. Augustine; medieval towns and Islamic mosques,; modern cities and above all images of the Algerian people themselves. Check out the following portfolios:
Algeria: People and Environment 305
Algerian: Ancient 531
Algerian: Medieval & Early Modern 292
Algerian: Modern 216
Berbers & Tuaregs 381
North African Prehistoric 101


CORAL REEF Coral Reef: A scuba-diving photographer is sharing her images illustrating fish behavior and we are adding them to our Coral Reef portfolio. See the symbiotic relationships between anemone and anemone fish where stinging anemones provide shelter for tiny fish in exchange for their nourishing waste products, and cleaning stations where small wrasses pick parasites and dead skin from large fish, even entering their mouths without being eaten. Check out the following:
Coral Reef 134


SOURISSEAU ACADEMY
Sourisseau Academy: A collaboration has begun between the IMAGE Project, the SJSU Library and the Sourisseau Academy with 174 images of gardens and local history from the Clark B, Waterhouse Collection. We look forward to continued with together. To examine the collection click the link below:
Sourisseau Academy: Clark B, Waterhouse Collection 174


ANCIENT ART FROM BERLIN
Ancient Art from Berlin: New images from the Antikensammlung and the Pergamon Museums in Berlin have been added to the following portfolios:
Egyptian Painting 127
Egyptian Sculpture 439
Greek Ceramics & Painting 535
Greek Sculpture 1000
Nubian Art 75


SLAVES & PRISONERS
Civil War and Slavery: Images depicting slavery in America and Maryland's role in the Civil War have been added to the following:
American History: Slavery and the Civil War 144
And a few portfolio of slavery in other times and places has been assembled. See Slaves & Slavery 102



CALIFORNIA EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS
WorldImages is helping California teachers with their mandated curriculum by gathering relevant images and listing them under the appropriate standards. We are proud to announce a set for 4th grade students, focusing on California, which joins standards for 6th and 10 grades. The new portfolios present: Maps; Geography: the Land & its Creatures; Exploration of the North Pacific; California Missions; Mexican Rancho Period; Bear Flag Republic thru Statehood 1846-1850's; Development after the 1850's; California Immigration & Migration; Development 1900's to present; and California's Impact on 20th c Art and Culture. That is a lot of 4th graders to learn, and we hope our images can help them. See California Educational Standards and select the appropriate portfolios.


DESTROYED ART WORKS
While we show you thousands of images of art works that exist around the world, many more have been destroyed. This portfolio shows 130 paintings that no longer exist, many of them lost or destroyed during World War II, and the giant Buddha in Afghanistan that destroyed by the Taliban. See Destroyed Images.




THE GOLDEN ROAD TO SAMARKAND
We take you on the Golden Road to Samarkand with almost 2000 images from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan in Central Asia. To the site where Alexander married the beautiful Roxanna, to the cities destroyed by Genghis Kahn and later rebuilt by Tamerlane, cites which gained their wealth from the countless caravans plodding along the famous Silk Route. The traditions of the ancient weavers live on, creating gorgeous textiles and fabulous tribal costumes. See Central Asian People and Environment; Central Asian History ; Central Asia: Medieval & Early Modern; Central Asian Architecture: Medieval to Modern; Central Asian Textiles.

THE CORAL REEF
One hundred beautiful images from coral reefs around the world show brilliantly colored corals and sponges with long armed feather stars stretching in the currents, tiny iridescent tunicates clinging to the corals, anemone fish darting to take shelter in the stinging anemones, and the stripes and plumes of strangely colored nudibranchs advertising the fact that they are poisonous. It is a beautiful world. We invite marine biologists and scuba divers to help us further identify some of these mysterious creatures. See: The Coral Reef .
MYSTERY IMAGES
In addition to some of the denizens of the deep, we have two sets of images that can challenge you. The first set, an ancient palace under restoration, was taken from a helicopter in Iraq, and we would like any information that could be provided. The second is a set of western paintings from the National Museum of Turkmenistan, many of which were unlabeled. From what we could learn, they had belonged to a wealthy landowner who gave them to the museum for safekeeping during an uprising. One seems to be an early Rembrandt, another, a Domenichino, and there are a number of handsome Russian portraits. Let us know what you think. See: Mystery Images

Horses & Horse Gear
The domestication of horses in Central Asia around 1000 BCE changed the way human beings fought and lived their lives. The ability to ride spread both east and west over Eurasia. Nomads from the steppes of Russia decorated their horses with elaborate masks and saddle blankets that have been preserved in ancient tombs. Chinese Emperors sent great distances for the famous "horses of the wind",and European knights covered their sturdy horses with richly decorated armor plate.

Dogs & Cats
Dogs and Cats The Egyptians considered both dogs and cats as divine, and made them into gods, but they also portrayed them intimately nursing their young. Large dogs, early hunting companions for man, were the first dogs portrayed, while small dogs came later. Greeks showed boys playing with their puppies and girls with their kittens. The ancient Chinese placed sculptures of guard dogs in their tombs. Romans used dogs for hunting as well as for ing, even placing mosaics of dogs on their doorsteps exhorting visitors to "Beware of the Dog." The images show how different breeds developed over time. Hunting dogs continued to be important, but by the Renaissance small dogs were often portrayed on their mistresses laps. By the 19th century portraits were done of pets by name and the luxury designer Rene Lalique created jeweled dog-collars. In the 20th the Ukrainian Conceptual artist Oleg Kulik had himself videoed wearing nothing but a spiked dog collar. We have recently added 1500 images of far away Ethiopia and Eritrea have been added to the database. Click to explore the art and people of these fascinating countries:

Ethiopian & Eritrean Architecture
Ethiopian & Eritrean Life & Land
Ethiopian Painting
We have also recently added over 1500 images from Moscow and St. Petersburg. You will find many of them included in the following portfolios: Russian Architecture; Russian Applied Arts (great jewelry from the Armory); Russian History; Russian Painting (from Byzantine to contemporary) and Russian Sculpture. You can explore over 400 images from the rich collection of the Hermitage Museum by selecting this portfolio and then using the zoom feature of the database.

Don Nelson (Biology, Cal State Long Beach). Dr. Nelson, who is now deceased, was the major contributor to one of the first CSU on-line projects, a Biology Database. We are pleased to honor his contribution and to present his work on the WorldImage database: Biology: Photographs; Biology: Movies

Mark Levy (Art History, Cal State East Bay). Dr. Levy was one of the first CSU faculty members to contribute images to the IMAGE Project. His beautiful images from India, Japan, Tibet, Burma, Vietnam and Indonesia (over 300 of them) provide a solid corpus for the study of art works from these areas. See Levy: Asian Art.


Oliver Seely (Chemistry, Cal State Dominguez Hills) Dr. Seely's interests in photography, the environment and the history of technology led him to design a sabbatical project in which he learned to digitize and catalogue over 400 educational images he and his family had taken and contribute them to the IMAGE project. See Seely Technology; Seely: Nature and Environment ; Seely: Architecture.

Sabbatical Leaves: We want to encourage faculty members to share the results of their sabbaticals that involve images with their colleagues and with students throughout the world. See Dr. Seely's sabbatical report at Sabbatical Leave Final Report. The IMAGE staff will be glad to work with you regarding appropriate formats for images and cataloging.
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